Rahul Ahuja

Abuse

A scissor moves arbitrary trimming the blank paper

into shreds of existence

Dark poetry gnaws at the virgin strings of marionettes

 

Savagery sharpens its pencil into dark, innocent pits

Sorrows weep in the depth of voiceless nights

Scarred skins shriek the stories of molestation

Blood oozes from the crevices of saplings

 

Wretched lives knock upon the deaf doors of society

Supple bodies are tore and fed to the brutes

 

Paper was made to absorb every fallen emotion

But were the dolls designed only for the purpose of pleasure?

 

 

Translations

Ah! Those mighty walls

standing between us

My silent lips and

your conversing eyes

An abiding chemistry

awaiting to spice

 

Upon the tips of your fingers

melting chocolates reek

of the tantalizing cocoa

Fading time struggles to burn

within the slumbering cinders –

Unable in helping us to decipher

 

Language barrier giggles,

keeping us all dumb

Amid shrieking silence

the roses begin to succumb

 

Two glasses of sparkling golden wine

are lost in futile conversations

Beneath the textures of our hearts

love was busy doing all the vital translations.

 

 

Rahul Ahuja is a poet who hails from Surat located in the state of Gujarat. He feels that poetry is a fortuitous journey. His poems have been published in several national and international anthologies. He won the Poiesis Award for the third place in the 4th Rabindranath Tagore Award- International Competition 2015 organised by PoiesisOnline.com. May it be a crumpled leaf, floating clouds or trees; he loves to capture the essence of nature in the lens, which has also inspired him to pen down his poems. He strongly believes that everything around us is art and poetry. He can be reached at rahulahuja159@gmail.com.